Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 123–159, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-123-2020
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 123–159, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-123-2020

Research article 19 Feb 2020

Research article | 19 Feb 2020

Geomorphic signatures of the transient fluvial response to tilting

Helen W. Beeson and Scott W. McCoy

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AR by Helen Beeson on behalf of the Authors (24 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Sep 2019) by Jens Turowski
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (14 Oct 2019)
RR by Emmanuel Gabet (21 Oct 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (18 Nov 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (26 Nov 2019) by Jens Turowski
AR by Helen Beeson on behalf of the Authors (20 Dec 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Jan 2020) by Jens Turowski
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Jan 2020) by Niels Hovius(Editor)
AR by Helen Beeson on behalf of the Authors (20 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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We used a computer model to show that, when a landscape is tilted, rivers respond in a distinct way such that river profiles take on unique forms that record tilt timing and magnitude. Using this suite of river forms, we estimated tilt timing and magnitude in the Sierra Nevada, USA, and results were consistent with independent measures. Our work broadens the scope of tectonic histories that can be extracted from landscape form to include tilting, which has been documented in diverse locations.